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november, 2019

21nov(nov 21)9:30 am17mar(mar 17)5:00 pmPotato Exhibit at the Botanical Gardens

Event Details

Potato Exhibit is now through Tuesday, March 17 at the Missouri Botanical Garden Sachs Museum, 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis. 

“Potato (Solanum tuberosum): Apple of the Earth,” opens November 15. In addition to being a favorite Thanksgiving side dish, the potato is the most important non-cereal food crop in the world and is a significant part of the diet of more than 1.5 billion people. The exhibition at the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum highlights botany, history and contemporary art focused on this underestimated tuber around the globe. The show includes 40 specimens from the Garden’s herbarium representing a variety of potato species found in different parts of the world. The exhibit will also showcase tools used for farming and cooking potatoes, including antique agriculture tools and more than 100 potato mashers from many different countries. Other items, like Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head, highlight the potato’s role in pop culture. Cost is included with Garden admission. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


November 21 (Thursday) 9:30 am - March 17 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm


Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63110